Seeking help from folks with TIVO and DVD-R

My segment of HGTV’s That’s Clever is going to air TOMORROW!

It will be on FRIDAY Jan. 5, at 1 PM ET/PT – which means it airs at 1 on the East Coast, noon Central, and there’s a separate feed that airs later on the West Coast. I’m not sure what happens for the folks on Mountain Time.

I’m going to TIVO this and burn it to a DVD. Hopefully I’ll be able to put it up on my website, and/or YouTube.

HOWEVER – our area of Texas has been experiencing some stormy weather. We have a satellite dish. I’d hate to get a copy with weather blips in the video.

If you have TIVO or other DVR, and could record this to a DVD for me, I’d love to have some backups! I’ll be happy to send PayPal to cover DVD and mailing costs, or send you a skein of cool silk from India, or something else cool out of my collection of weird and ecclectic fiber arts supplies. I’d like to get 3 or so people, if that many are available and willing.


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  1. admin
    admin says:

    wonderful, thanks!

    My mail address:

    Michael Cook
    Sammons Center for the Arts
    3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Let me know what you would like in return – payment for your DVD and mail costs, or some yarn, or beetle wings, or what!

  2. mazzie
    mazzie says:

    Woo! I hadn’t thought about return stuffs! Yarn would be delicious. (I’m not an addict, though, I can stop any time! *tap vein*)

    Is there anything else you’d like from the DC area? A senator perhaps?

  3. admin
    admin says:

    Umm… I think they’re probably too expensive to keep up with. I’ve got some unusual silk yarns from India; I’ll see if I’ve got a dupe of one of the skeins.

  4. momomom
    momomom says:

    I’ve set TiVo to back up too, but I’m also in DC so if our weather is bad that’s 2 back ups down (or at least for me, also satellite).

  5. niamh_sage
    niamh_sage says:

    It’s highly unlikely we’ll get to see such a program over here (even if our digital was working, curse it), so if you do get to upload it somewhere I’ll definitely be watching it!

  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    DVR in KC

    Just called the hubby at home and he’s going to set the DVR for it… I’m not sure how to burn a DVD from the DVR, but let me know if you need a back up and I’ll figure it out.

    Look forward to seeing you on the small screen


  7. admin
    admin says:

    Re: DVR in KC

    Hee – thanks!

    Hopefully, I’ll have a good copy online tonight. If I run into trouble and need the backup, I’ll let you know.

  8. admin
    admin says:

    Yaay, thanks!

    It looks like ours here will probably be clear today – it’s just hard to predict the behavior of Texas storms. We get a lot of sudden brewed-up-from-nowhere type things, when we’re in this kind of weather pattern.

  9. mys_ebrel
    mys_ebrel says:

    i unfortunately don’t have TiVO, but i did watch the segment of the show. very clever indeed ;). i have to ask, were any larvae injured in the boiling part?? and what type of silkworms were shown in the beginning on the leaves you were holding?

  10. admin
    admin says:

    Yaay! Thanks for watching.

    Yes, the pupae are killed – but not in the boiling part. They are “stifled” much earlier – which means killing them with heat. This is to prevent them from eclosing (hatching out) through the end of the cocoon and breaking the strand. The HGTV folks were VERY paranoid about showing the larvae inside the silk in any way – but that’s how it happens.

    Those are cultivated silkworms, Bombyx mori. The leaves are mulberry, Morus alba.

  11. rosecolette
    rosecolette says:

    pointed me towards your LJ when I mentioned watching this incredible silk weaving segment. Just wanted to wish congratulations and say I enjoyed it very much. Your work is exquisite. Oh, and hello from a fellow celiac.

  12. misoranomegami
    misoranomegami says:


    I love my Tivo. It lets me do things like come home from work and watch cool crafty stuff. BTW it was fabulous, the book mark came through very well and I love your kite. ^.-

  13. rosecolette
    rosecolette says:

    I found out around 1999/2000. I agree, it’s definitely an interesting journey and it is so nice to not be sick all the time without rhyme or reason. I’m not sure if there’s one in your area but…. Roy’s Restaurant loves to cater to folk with food allergies. They’re one of the only restaurants I know of that keeps separate cooking utensils and pans for people with peanut allergies. The chocolate souffl&eacute is amazing.

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